Thank you to all the wonderful folk who took the time (and yes, it was a commitment) to scroll through my one and/or two massive TBR lists to help me make my 10 book selection for 2018.
I acknowledge that reading just 10 books from my stupendous TBR will barely make a dint on it, but I have to start somewhere.
Given the size of my TBR lists I was pleasantly surprised that enough books received multiple votes to make this little survey work.
The book that received the most votes with an outstanding FIVE nominations (and will, therefore, be my first TBR read for 2018) is…
Two books raked in FOUR votes apiece –
Kafka on the Shore (which is perfect given my upcoming trip to Japan) and
one of my Annotated Austen’s (which I will choose and save for Austen in August).
THREE votes were given to Stoner and South Riding.
I could have made my entire choice from the number of books that received TWO votes each –
Till Apples Grow On An Orange Tree (which I will save for #AusReadingMonth in November)
Name of the Rose
Heart’s Invisible Furies
Anything is Possible
The Count of Monte Cristo
Infidel (I will try to read these 3 non-fiction titles for #NonFicNov)
Far From the Madding Crowd
The Museum of Innocence
Plus any book by Barbara Pym (I’m planning a #Pymalong at some point in the near-ish future, so I will save these books for that time).
That’s a GRAND total of 15 books.
I plan to read 10 of them, so it’s good to have some choices and some reserves if I manage to fit in more. To keep me motivated, I will join up to Adam @RoofBeamReader’s TBR Challenge.
I can proudly say that we are ONE week into the new year and I have NOT added any new books to my TBR pile! I don’t start seeing reps at work until the third week in January, so I should be able to hold out for one more week before surreptitiously adding new books to the piles and piles and piles of unread books.